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EATON REGIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY CAREER PREPARATION CENTER

2015/2016

HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
Learn skills for your lifetime! This program provides
students with an orientation to the heavy equipment
industry including heavy equipment safety, equipment
maintenance and basic operation techniques. Included will
be techniques of underground construction including
grades, below grade construction, and earth moving. Also
covered are the different kinds of soils and processes used
in different kinds of construction. This can be Part Two of a
two-year program. If college level work is attained, student
may earn up to 8 articulated LCC credits after two years.

Program Location:
AIS Construction Equipment Company
(shuttle available from LCC West)
Session Offered: AM/PM
Average Lecture Days/Week: 2-3 days
Average Lab Days/Week: 2-3 days
Homework: None
Required reading:
College level textbooks
25+ pages/week
LCC Credits Available: 8 articulated
credits after two years
(If college level work is attained)

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

ACCUPLACER to receive LCC Credit:
Reading: 3
Writing: 2
Math: 3

National Center for Construction Education and Research (Entry Level Certification) in:
o Heavy Equipment Safety
o Basic Safety
o Orientation to the trade
o Identification of heavy equipment
o Basic Operational Techniques
o Trucks
o Grades, Part One
o Earthmoving
o Below Grade Construction
Basic operation techniques including:
o Excavator
o Bulldozer
o Front End Loader
o Backhoe
o Forklift
Site Preparation
o Grading Plans Overview and Layout
o Survey Equipment
o Grade Stakes

Eaton RESA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Civil Rights
Coordinators are located at 1790 E. Packard Hwy, Charlotte Michigan to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination polic ies. Telephone
(517) 543-5500.

2015/2016
EATON REGIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY CAREER PREPARATION CENTER

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE CREDIT
The primary focus of the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center is to enhance a student’s high
school curriculum by providing an opportunity to learn a technical trade and/or to obtain a
head start on a post-secondary education.
All students completing an Eaton RESA Career Center program at Lansing Community College
have the opportunity to earn either direct or articulated college credit while completing their
high school program if specific criteria are met.
LCC credit is awarded to a student who: a) completes the high school career and technical
education course with the minimum grade point average; b) meets the performance objectives
for a specific Lansing Community College course; and, c) passes the college course final
examinations, if one is required. These credits are shown as numerical grades on the student’s
LCC transcript. Transcripts may be requested through Lansing Community College Enrollment
Services Department by August following course completion.
The courses listed below show the possible LCC college credits that may be available to high
school students taking an ERESA Career Preparation Program.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Students completing both heavy equipment operator and repair programs will have the
opportunity to earn the following LCC articulated credit.
AUTO 100 Automotive Service I
3 LCC Credits
This course is intended to provide the student with an extensive orientation to an automotive
repair facility while developing tool and equipment usage skills needed to advance in the
automotive repair field.
HEOT 100 Equipment Introduction
5 LCC Credits
This course is intended to give the student an overall review of legal and work responsibilities
of an operator of heavy construction equipment. Safety, inspections, and familiarization of
equipment and operation standards for all major pieces of equipment will be stressed.